E25D24C0-B0AE-11E3-9E57005056A37760 News

AOC President John Coates in Sydney after returning from Buenos Aires where he was elected IOC Vice President.

AOC: Australia's Olympics chief John Coates believes delaying the adoption of a world anti-drugs policy could put at risk the nation's participation in major sports events.

AOC President John Coates speaks during the Australian Olympic Committee Annual General Meeting at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: John Coates will appear at a Senate Inquiry in Canberra on Friday where he will support tougher bans for drug cheats and a targeted campaign to rid sport of corrupt athlete associates.

Warren Potent celebrates becoming the 50m Rifle Prone World Champion at the 2014 World Championships in Granada, Spain on 11 September 2014.

SHOOTING: World number one rifle shooter Warren Potent and young Trap shooters Catherine Skinner and Laetisha Scanlan have been invited to the ISSF World Cup Final

RIO 2016: The AIS today launched the most significant athlete wellbeing program in its history to make sure Australia's top athletes are given the best possible access to education and information to manage their actions and decisions in sport and life.

(L-R) Silver medallist Stephanie Morton and Gold medallist Anna Meares of Australia and bronze medalist Jess Varnish of England celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 500m Time Trial on day one of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

CYCLING - TRACK: The 2014 Oceania Track Cycling Champions produced some interesting results for Australian riders pedaling towards Rio 2016.

Kim Crow of Australia after winning the bronze medal in the Women's Single Sculls Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 4, 2012 in Windsor, England.

ROWING: Olympic medallist Kim Crow has hit out at drug cheats saying “dopers have stolen the innocence of sport. Dopers have cast a shadow over our entire sporting population”.

Kerri Pottharst of Australia in action with partner Natalie Cook on their way to winning the final over Summer Lochowicz and Kylie Gerlic of Canada during the Peters Ice Cream Beach Volleyball Tour at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia on December 22, 2002.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Beach volleyball great Kerri Pottharst has won a long-running battle to have the sport returned to Sydney's Manly beach.

John Coates of the AOC shakes hands with the victorious Australian Men's Four crew during the Rowing World Cup at the Sydney International Rowing Centre on March 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC President John Coates has retired from his position as the Oceania Representative on the Council of the World’s Governing body (FISA) after 22 years of service

The Women's team qualifies 8th into the 2014 World Championship team final in Nanning, China.

GYMNASTICS: The Australian Women’s Gymnastics team- minus former World Champion Lauren Mitchell due to injury- finished 7th in the team event at the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, China.

Ed Jenkins of Australia takes line-out during the 2014 Gold Coast Sevens quarter-final match between Australia and South Africa at at Cbus Super Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.

RUGBY: Australian Men's Rugby Sevens Head Coach Geraint John was left to lament indifferent decision-making at crucial times as their Gold Coast Sevens campaign ended on a low note on Sunday.